‘Little Joe’ is a dwarf cultivar of a species of our native Joe Pye weed. It can reach 3 or 4 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide, and it has the familiar large domes of lavender-pink flowers that attract lots of butterflies in late summer and early fall. Its smaller size makes it a better fit in moist borders, beds, meadows, or roadside plantings.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsThis is a smaller Joe Pye weed but with the same domes of lavender flowers loved by butterflies. U.S. native.
CareGrow in full sun or partial shade in average to moist soil with good drainage.
PropagationIn spring, either sow seeds in a cold frame or divide plants.
ProblemsSnails, slugs, rust, white smut, leaf spots, Southern blight
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
- Bloom Time : Early Fall, Fall, Late Summer, Summer
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Growth Rate : Moderate
- Maintenance : Moderate
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest